"This butter chicken sucks."
Gordon Ramsay posted a video of his butter chicken recipe but it failed to impress Indian Instagram users.
The video began with the completed dish before cutting to how the chef made it.
Gordon boils some rice before frying some onions, garlic and green chillies in another pot.
Marinated chicken is added along with a variety of spices. Tomato puree is added to create a rich sauce.
Gordon gives the dish a final stir and then plates up his butter chicken and rice, garnishing it with coriander.
The video was captioned: “Tag someone who loves butter chicken curry!
“Learn how it’s made on the @gordonramsayacademy evening butter chicken class or half-day taste of India.”
The video received over 84,000 likes, however, the dish failed to impress Indian netizens who said the butter chicken looked bland while others stated it was not butter chicken at all.
One user said: “Gordon the thing you made is not at all butter chicken.
“First for gravy, we cook onions, tomatoes, some Indian spices and cashews, chillis etc. We cook it for a couple of minutes and make a fine paste out of it.
“Then we fry the marinated chicken. Marination – chilli powder, ginger-garlic paste, dried fenugreek some oil and some more spice if needed and curd.
“After frying the chicken, you add your chicken in gravy and finally top it with butter. There are many more Ingredients that I haven’t included. Thank you.”
Another said: “This butter chicken sucks.”
A third wrote: “That’s not butter chicken. That’s just British food pretending to be butter chicken.”
One user agreed: “That’s not a butter chicken.”
Some seemed offended that Gordon Ramsay referred to butter chicken as “curry”.
A user wrote: “Butter chicken ‘curry’? Really?
“First off, that’s basically not even butter chicken, secondly, not all Indian food is called curry. So disappointing.”
“Butter chicken is not ‘curry’. Let’s get the facts right. We don’t call everything curry.”
One person was frustrated that chefs in general tend to only make only chicken tikka masala and butter chicken, writing:
“I wish chefs made more than butter chicken always. Like there’s more to Indian food than butter chicken and tikka masala.
“India has thousands of dishes.”
However, others defended Gordon Ramsay’s variation of the classic Indian dish.
Calling out Indians for complaining while putting twists on other cuisines, one person wrote:
“Fellow Indians complaining about this not being butter chicken, please don’t forget that we also take the liberty to make modifications to various international cuisines.”
Another said: “I’ve eaten at Gordon Ramsay restaurants. Believe me, the butter chicken on the menu would give many fine Indian restaurants a run for their money!
“Fantastic work, great team, book on a class, leave your ego at the door.”